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ROHM Theatre Kyoto Program


New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera for High School Students 2020

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (all acts)

2020.10.27 (TUE) – 10.28 (WED)

Music Main Hall
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  • Mozart’s The Magic Flute (all acts)

    Photo: Masahiko Terashi Provided by: New National Theater

  • Mozart’s The Magic Flute (all acts)

    Photo: Masahiko Terashi Provided by: New National Theater

Last seen in 2018, William Kentridge’s production of The Magic Flute makes a triumphant return.

The Kansai tour of the New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera for High School Students program started in 2008 and this year marks its thirteenth edition. The 2020 performances bring back the The Magic Flute, last seen in 2018. The opera is in the accessible form of a Singspiel, which mixes singing and spoken dialogue. Among its well-known numbers are “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” (The birdcatcher am I) and “Pa–, pa–, pa–,” while the aria by the Queen of the Night, “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” (Hell’s vengeance boils in my heart), is another of its many highlights that always delight audiences. Directed by William Kentridge, the production brims with his unique humanist philosophy, presenting numerous questions to audiences alongside its compelling might as visual art. Kentridge has many past connections with Kyoto, having previous held his first large-scale exhibition in Japan at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and as a recipient of the Kyoto Prize, and this staging made a big impression locally when it was staged in 2018.


2020.10.27 (TUE) – 10.28 (WED)

Tuesday 27 October–Wednesday 28 October 2020 (1 pm)

Venue : Main Hall


The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (full 2-act version)
Performed in German with Japanese surtitles

Conductor: Ryuichiro Sonoda
Directed by William Kentridge
Stage Design: William Kentridge, Sabine Theunissen
Costumes: Greta Goiris
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton

Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra: Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

Sarastro: Hiroshi Kaneko
Tamino: Jun Suzuki
Speaker of the Temple/Second Armed Man: Hidekazu Machi
Priest/First Armed Man: Naoyuki Akitani
Queen of the Night: Yoko Yasui
Pamina: Hiroko Mahara
First Lady: Noriko Masuda
Second Lady: Eiko Koizumi
Third Lady: Makiko Yamashita
Papagena: Kanae Kushima
Papageno: Kei Kondo
Monostatos: Tadahiro Masujima

Presented by Kyoto City, ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), New National Theatre, Tokyo
Sponsored by ROHM Semiconductor
Supported by Rohm Music Foundation


ROHM Theatre Kyoto  TEL:075-746-3201


Ticket Prices

Reserved seating
High School and Under: ¥2,200
General: ¥4,400
Ticket priority to high school students (only available to the general public if tickets are unsold)